National Journal

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“Consumer researchers have found a strong correlation between our spending, eating, and drinking habits and our political actions. If you eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants, Cracker Barrel, or Arby’s, you’re more likely to vote for Republicans, according to consumer data. Democrats are much more likely to get their chicken from Popeyes or Boston Market, shop at Whole Foods, and grab sliders from White Castle.”

Reid Wilson on the correlation between politics and spending/eating/drinking habits. 

Playing Political Chicken

Do you think there’s a correlation between lifestyle choices (food, shopping, etc.) and political views?